Sunday, August 17, 2008

easiest craft project ever

I made our moss covered monogram last week. I think it literally took me 30 minutes, and that included hemming and hawing over all the little spots. I plan to hang these from the backs of our chairs at the reception. We need to make sure that we get great seats!

Step 1: Buy letters. There are instructions out there on how to make them out of styrofoam that also sound rediculously easy. You just trace and cut with a sharp knife. Or you can take my route and buy them at Paper Source.

Step 2: Buy moss. I bought sheet moss at Michaels, but then surprisingly found it cheaper at Smith and Hawken.

Step 3: Glue. I used Tacky Glue and just spread it all over with a paint brush.

Step 4: Apply moss. From one box of moss, I had enough to cover the top and sides of both letters. I literally just stuck the moss to the glue. I cut the excess off with a sharp knife, with the moss face down. Where the moss was thin, I wrapped it around the sides. Scissors also work well for a more finished edge.


Step 5: Let dry. I let it go 24 hours before I touched it. I had no reason for this, it just felt right :) I also covered them with hair spray at this point. I'm not sure if it did anything, but I thought I would include it.

Step 6: I filled in the gaps with a little extra moss and Tacky Glue.

Step 7: To Do: Wrap letters with fishing wire and tie off the top with ribbon. The fishing wire is on, but I am still looking for ribbon.

Hurray!

5 comments:

  1. they look so good! thanks for the tips!

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  2. oh wow! I love it! Great Job! I will so be doing this! thanks!!

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  3. these look great!! seems really simple- nice work! :)

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  4. Your letters turned out lovely! I've wanted to do something similar with last name initials - but we both have two-part last names...I think 4 letters would confuse people!

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  5. The letters look so good. Have not seen this before. Great job on them!

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